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The "Low-Down" on Relaxer perms

Let me start off by saying that perms are not recommended for aboriginal hair! Here's why...

Perms, chemically changes the genetic make up of the hair by breaking the hair's chemical bonds and without a thorough understanding of chemistry, cosmetologists could damage your hair!

Symptoms you may experience are:

Limp hair

Dry/breaking off just by touch

Hairline lesions

Dull coloring

Thinning hair/density loss

Thinning hairline

Just to name a few...that doesn't include the psychological instances that goes on unchecked (chemicals slathered onto the scalp and how it affects mental processes).

For the Aboriginal, you're watching your hair decompose before your very eyes!  So, now that you see the errors of using the perms that chemically changes your hair's DNA, what are you going to do?

Protective Styles

With that said...

Adaptable Aboriginal Hair Care Routine

Whether if you are going to do the "big chop", have thick density hair, coily, wavy, or fine hair you can adapt this routine to developing shiny, silky, lustrous and above all healthy hair!

Detangling Hair

Aboriginal hair looks and feel its best when regular maintenance is applied. In other words, don't allow hair to become matted and untamed! Depending on the texture and length of hair, when detangling the hair you must have the right tool for the type of hair. A wide-tooth comb, detangling brush, and detangling product are best tools for detangling coily, wavy, thick density hair.  Wide-tooth combs come in various teeth widths so you will have to determine which is best for YOUR hair.

After shampoo and at night care:

1. Start by sectioning the hair into 4 sections and pin up.

2 Take one section and divide into sub-sections. (Take this time to use hair dressing on scalp and/or apply L.O.C products.)

3. Keeping the hair damp, slowly detangle hair starting from the bottom and work your way up.

4. When done detangling each section, then style hair.

Extra Tips

1. Use deep moisturizing shampoo and wash hair twice a week. (this is first because  when starting out, you need to keep hair moisturized and develop hair maintenance habit)

2. Use leave-in conditioner formulated for Aboriginal hair.

3.  Use a hair dressing for scalp and hairline massage. (Do this every night on and between shampoo days.)

4.  See videos above for protective styles that will allow hair and scalp to heal and grow!